For my ATC's today I have played with a couple of different background techniques. Firstly I started with some Vintage Text Pages torn into pieces and then stuck down on a piece of card. I then coated this with a thin layer of Gesso, and once this was dry I sprayed with some Spray Ink.
|Text Pages and Gesso to start my embossed piece.|
Once the spray ink was dry I then took this piece and ran through my Big Shot with an embossing folder. Taking some ink on my Ranger Blending Tool, I then smooched around the embossed piece with some ink to highlight the embossed design. You will see I used torn pieces of this embossed card behind my fairies on my ATC's today. It adds a bit of texture and interest perfectly.
Gelatos and Spray Inks to add color and I then applied some ink direct to the same embossing folder and used the folder as a stamp to transfer the design onto the background. The spray ink and gelatos gave a slightly brighter result to the first technique. So I toned this back slightly by inking the edges. I combined this background with a torn piece of my embossed piece, my fairy (collage), words and a Petaloo flower.
|The stamped and embossed backgrounds together, The use of Gelatos to color add vibrancy.|